Approximately 10% of individuals will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives, making it one of the most common foot conditions. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the heel and sole of the foot.
Persistent heel pain can cause discomfort during the first steps in the morning or after standing for extended periods of time. It can also make it challenging to put weight on the affected foot, leading to an imbalance in weight distribution.
Whole Body Vibration Therapy
The foot’s plantar fascia ligament is prone to inflammation and irritation, especially when it bears excessive weight from activities like running and walking. This condition, known as plantar fasciitis, is notorious for causing intense pain and presenting challenges in treatment.
Whole Body Vibration Therapy is an noninvasive pain management approach that uses vibrations combined with exercise programs to target specific areas and relieve chronic discomfort, stimulate nerves, and increase blood circulation. This therapy can help relieve chronic discomfort while stimulating nerves and improving blood circulation.
Studies have also demonstrated its ability to reduce pain and enhance function among those living with osteoporosis, providing an effective method to alleviate discomfort and enhance quality of life in those suffering from the disease, in combination with pharmaceutical treatment options.
High-Load Strength Training
Plantar fasciitis is one of the leading causes of heel pain. Affecting around 10% of individuals over their lifetimes and leading to serious complications.
Most individuals suffering from this condition can be successfully treated using simple exercises and physical therapy techniques. For those who do not respond, more aggressive options such as steroid injections, shock wave therapies and surgery may also be considered.
Though there are treatments available, many individuals continue to live with chronic back pain for months on end, which has an adverse impact on productivity and quality of life. Researchers in Denmark are exploring whether vibration therapy could provide an effective way of relieving symptoms while increasing function.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
If you have been diagnosed with chronic Plantar Fasciitis, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) could be the perfect treatment option. ESWT is a noninvasive procedure that delivers sound waves into tissue layers in order to activate healing responses and create relief.
The procedure includes two outpatient sessions spaced a week apart. At each session, approximately 2000 shockwaves are directed at the injured area to cause sensations similar to tapping on skin.
Your doctor will palpate the affected area to locate its trigger point and then position a treatment applicator to deliver shock waves.
Before beginning treatment, it is recommended that you refrain from eating heavy meals and wear clothes that allow you to move freely. In addition, inform your physician of any medical conditions or pregnancies you have.
Chiropractic visits for plantar fasciitis often provide much-needed relief and healing. Chiropractors specialize in manual therapy techniques combined with exercise/stretch routines and soft tissue therapies to offer lasting pain relief.
Chiropractors apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to identify issues affecting your body’s movements and treat them naturally without drugs or surgery, helping you live a healthier lifestyle. Chiropractors also prevent problems from returning in order to ensure you experience maximum benefits from chiropractic treatments.
Plantar fasciitis, one of the primary causes of foot and ankle discomfort, occurs when the connective tissue that spans from toe to heel becomes compressed or tightens too much and makes standing or walking for extended periods difficult. This condition can make even regular activities such as driving more difficult.
At Chris Scott Wellness in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, we provide Power Plate Therapy as a revolutionary piece of equipment designed to treat plantar fasciitis. Using whole body vibration therapy, PrecisionWaveTM technology activates your natural reflexive response to vibration for immediate results.
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